I am often asked about church size issues regarding starting a women’s ministry. Teaching the basics of women’s ministry more times than I could possibly count, I always share that there is not a formula or one-size-fits-all plan for women’s ministry. What we teach is a process, not a program. If you ever have had a chance to attend our YOULead training, you have had an opportunity to attend … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel of leaders answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them. Today’s question:  In a small church, how to you balance breaking down the generational barriers and providing opportunities to connect for specific groups like moms groups and widows … [Read more...]

If you have taken women to a life-changing event such as Living Proof Live, or perhaps provided a retreat experience that was a spiritual marker for women, how can you follow up and share those changes not only with the women who attended, but as an encouragement to other women who didn’t attend?  Oftentimes, as soon as we complete one transformational event for women, we are on to the next thing … [Read more...]

Recently at a YOU Lead women’s leadership training, we had a panel of leaders answering questions submitted by attendees. Several past and upcoming posts address those and try to help answer them. Today’s question:  In my church there is a big resistance to new classes and programs, and to an untried approach to serving women. This group of older women is threatened by the enthusiasm of the … [Read more...]

This is the fifth post in a series (read part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4) from an online interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s … [Read more...]

This is the fourth post in a series (read part 1, part 2, and part 3) from an on line interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s … [Read more...]

This is the third post in a series (read part 1 and part 2) from an on line interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s leaders. Renewing your Focus … [Read more...]

This is the second post in a series from an on line interview with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net, which is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership web site. It is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will continue writing posts in this series (taken from my interview with Judy) that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s leaders. Times of transition in women's … [Read more...]

I chatted online recently with Judy Patterson at WomensMinistry.Net. This is Jennifer Rothschild’s leadership Web site, and it is a fabulous resource for women’s ministry leaders. I will be doing a series of blog posts taken from that interview that I hope will be helpful to you as women’s leaders. Women's Ministry has always been, will always be… How do you respond to that? I believe it’s … [Read more...]

I teach a Sunday morning small group of women and this is a topic I can relate to so much. It’s also one I’ve heard from leaders continually as they seek to reach and minister to those women who choose to worship even if it means worshiping alone.  Read these helpful 8 tips from author and women’s leader Shirley Moses, founder of  Beyond the Call Ministries. Ask God if … [Read more...]